Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Kosmic Juke-Joint

Bonanza Presents:
'Kosmic Juke-Joint'...
Psychedelectronica from outer (and inner) Space!

@ The Lock Tavern

Tuesday 15th February 2011

Live acts:

Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers single launch.

+ The Trippers
+ Martin Phillipson

This is the final Kosmic Juke-Joint in a live capacity at The Lock Tavern as we'll be concentrating on Kosmic Juke-Joint DJ sets but we wanted to make this final live event something to remember and so we are delighted to host The Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers single launch with an amazing array of live acts.

Imagine a Juke-Joint deep in space and you'll be not quite so close to the premise of Bonanza's night The Kosmic Juke-Joint...

So expect all manner of bands, Djs, artists, curators, dancers, writers, poets and performers tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the Blues into Psychedelia and the history of the droning, analogue synth, right through to glitchy, computer-based electronica and sampleadelia... and a lot more from ten decades of astounding sounds!

If pre-war, down-home, Mississippi Blues next to great slabs of monolithic Krautrock or underground rock-tronica doesn't seem wrong to you plus the latest, cutting-edge acts live on stage then you'll love it...

Bonanza Presents:
'Kosmic Juke-Joint'...
Psychedelectronica from outer (and inner) Space!

Live Acts:

Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers single launch:
Tom Mansi and the Icebreakers launch into 2011 with their new single ‘People Are Strange’, a rockin, rollicking version of The Doors classic track and 20 times better than Echo & The Bunnymen's pointless cover version. Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Perils A Plenty’, the title track of which is the B-Side of the single and tonight Bonanza is very proud to host the launch party.

The new album is going to finally rip things apart for the band with its alternative British Rockabilly-Punk sensibility and coming on like a Tom Waits with a rocket up his ass-like growl!

Unleashed and out of control the band are now doing just what they want, how they want, on their own terms and on their own record label, Metric Acorn Records. To ensure they got just the sound they wanted the band recorded the new album, Perils A Plenty, in their own studio with the help of legendary producer and mix engineer Tony Platt (AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Bob Marley) and comes as a follow up to their successful debut of 2008‘s album “Love on the Rails” which featured the breakthrough single „Holly”, BBC Radio 2‘s Record of the week.

Mansi has worked with Scottish Folk legend Donovan and surreal filmmaker David Lynch on a US tour which intriguingly combined music with lectures on transcendental meditation and world peace. Since then Mansi and the band have been touring the UK and Germany supporting the likes of Son of Dave, The Sadies, and The Heavy. Having made festival appearances at the Big Chill, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Glastonbury amongst others, the band has played more than 100 UK and European shows in 2009/2010. After a very successful UK seaside busking tour promoting their British Seaside single ‘Donkey, Punch and Judy’ they have plenty more UK gigs including an album launch at Madame JoJos as well as a German tour in their calendar. A video for ‘Donkey, Punch and Judy’ is a riotous Carry On style video that is a must see on Youtube.

“Our record of the week.” - Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Marconi (Radio 2)

“I put it on and thought this is the stuff!” - Phil Jupitus (Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music)

'Watching them was the damndest most exciting thing I'd seen in ages!' -Blues in London.

+ The Trippers:
Do I really need to say ANYTHING about a band with a name like that?

Oh, ok... late 60's, British Psychedelia in the classic vein of Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd with harmonies that wouldn't go amiss on The Kinks more kinky moments.

These Merry Pranksters produce gorgeously, sumptuous little gems about 'drinking tea, in a tree, whilst watching a marshmallow sea'... Rubble, Nuggets, Pebbles, ad infintum!

+ Martin Phillipson:
Old-school, Mississippi, Finger-picked Blues of the masters a la Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Lemon Jefferson as well as Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Stefan Grossman,
Burt Jansch, John Renbourne, Tim Buckley, Tim Hardin Phil Ochs, Davey Graham and maybe even a rendition of 'The Guildford Disaster'. Righteous!

+Bonanza DJ Set (ResonanceFM)
(Psychedelectronica killers & obscure dancefloor fillers)

+ Resident Guest DJ:
Johnny P
(Psychedelic AfroBeat + other Universal treats)

+ Film projections, cosmic lightshow + Skull Stroboscope!!!

Tuesday 15th February 2011

The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road,

Free Entry
8pm - 12 Midnight

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